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I barely have time for P3D these days.  But if I do have an extra hour or so, I'll play:

 

The Bioshock series

The Batman series

Telltale's adventures (The Walking Dead, The Wolf Among Us, etc)

Mass Effect series  (Thinking about it, Mass Effect 3 has been out almost 4 years and I haven't started it yet)

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Currently. Witcher 3, Doom, Dishonored (will get the sequal soon) Crysis3 which I got very cheap in the recent Black Friday sales, and just as well as its rubbish, but the graphics are very nice. I've always got Half Life 2 on my system, which I love to dip in to now and then. On the PS4 I have Star Wars Battlefront, Uncharted4, Skyrim SE and loads more, but I don't get on there often as its connected to the family TV. Uncharted4 is a work of art, with amazing story telling, combined with stunning visuals.

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Old one but a good one is Empire: Total War.

I agree with this. Especially with some of the nice mods that exists, like Darthmod Empire.

The earlier Full 3D battle games in the series, Rome (1) Total war and Medieval II : Total war are also very nice.  All three are quite buggy though.

 

Personally  I don't like the games that was made after ETW/Nap. TW.  Shogun II and Rome II (with it's expansion) have a little too much "console features" like

XP, levelling up of your factions agents/heros. Like your general gains XP and eventually you will be asked to pick a trait for him.

In the games mentioned in the beginning of the post, the agents will get traits/ancillaries based on how you play them and how successful they are

doing their "things":

 

 

 

These are the games I've spent most of my time on when not FS-ing...

 

  • Fallout 3/New Vegas/4
  • Skyrim
  • Combat Mission: Battle For Normandy/Red Thunder/Fortress Italy/Final Blitzkrieg
  • Scourge of War Gettysburg/Waterloo
  • Mass Effect
  • Chess

 

I've only played nr4 of the fallout games and I found it to be pretty good but very small/short though.

if you (simmerhead) want a good offline single player role playing game, Skyrim (aka oldrim) or Skyrim Special edition (newrim updated version of the same game)

is the one to look at. There are lots of nice mods for both over at Nexus mods and even without mods you can easily spend well over 100 hours on one play through and

the re-playability of the game is very high since most of the official quest lines are independent from each other. Although due to bugged out quests

it is recommended to play one of the side quest lines before one completes the main quest.  Skyrim is a huge open world game.

 

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There are also Paradox Interactive and their games. Strategy game series like Hearts of Iron (I-IV), Europa Unversalus (I-IV), Victoria (I-II), Crusader Kings (I-II) and many other games.

PI's games are sometimes very heavy on micromanagement and such things. Especially the earlier Hearts of Iron games are very complex.

 

Another game that is kinda nice is Anno 2070 but it also relies on micromanagement.

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Civ 6

Master Of Orion

Overwatch

WoW (still...)

Dead By Daylight

This is the Police

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Another Vote for Civ VI, I still think Civ IV with the two expansions is the best of all time, but Civ VI is solid out of the gate and does not feel half baked like Civ V did upon first release.

 

I wish someone would make a worthy successor to Railroad Tycoon II, that was perhaps my favorite PC game of all time.

 

Sid Meyer's Railroads was a huge disappointment, and I really wish there was a good replacement for RT as well! 

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I would recommend X3: Albion Prelude (not X3: Rebirth though, that one no fun)...

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As a lover of the napoleonic period I've been playing NTW3 (a mod for Napoleon Total War) for the last five years, exclusively multiplayer which is the only challenge I can imagine and accept.

Also like Arma III but time is what it is with family and work.

EVE online was turning into a second job, luckly I gave up five years ago.

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Based on what you seem to like, I'd recommend Cities:Skyline or Civilization VI.  Additionally, my personal favorite for the past few years is Kerbal Space Program... it's absolutely brilliant and sucks me in every time I load it up.  I'd also put Witcher 3 up there too.

 

https://kerbalspaceprogram.com

 

Enjoy your extra free time!

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As a lover of the napoleonic period I've been playing NTW3 (a mod for Napoleon Total War) for the last five years, exclusively multiplayer which is the only challenge I can imagine and accept.

Also like Arma III but time is what it is with family and work.

EVE online was turning into a second job, luckly I gave up five years ago.

 

Nice avatar. Desaix: the real victor of Marengo.

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I'm really into Elite Dangerous lately.

 

Mining? Check.

 

Trading? Check?

 

Bounty hunting? Check.

 

Piracy? Check.

 

Smuggling? Check

 

Exploration? Check.

 

Passenger missions? Check.

 

Entire Galaxy included? Check.

 

Planetary surfaces? Check.

 

Multiplayer? Check.

 

Multicrew? Coming up!

 

Full 3D on Vive and Oculus? Ohhhhhh yes.......  :wub:

 

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OK folks:  No-one has mentioned OBDUCTION !  It's a bit MYST-like, and I don't enjoy going around and killing anything. So I picked it up a few weeks ago..and just could not let it go! Sure, I used a few clues from the help pages, but it was a blast.

 

If you're over 75 years old like me, give this a whirl. Sure beats shooting at things !

 

Dave Swigert

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Just turned 73 and still playing games :)

 

I won't mention FSX or X Plane or P3D because I don't consider them games but they all are in daily use.

 

Games currently played:

Witcher 3

GTA 5

Sniper 2

Skyrim remastered

Fallout 4

 

And several others off and on. 

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Just turned 73 and still playing games :)

"You don't stop playing games because you grow old...you grow old because you stop playing games."

- Some wise man

 

:smile:

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"You don't stop playing games because you grow old...you grow old because you stop playing games."

- Some wise man

 

:smile:

It looks like we have found the elixir of eternal youth then...

 

But yesterday I attended to a party at my son's rowing club. When leaving I saw 6 children (13-16 yo) sitting on a couch all, I mean all playing its own smart phone. No one has been saying a word for at least ten minutes, just "oh" "crap" "damn" and the likes.

 

Girls on another couch doing pretty much the same. I love games, serious and less serious, but I felt a bid sad for them.

 

Did not complain with my son though as I was eager to go back home to have a tour on my last L18 Venice tile :)

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"You don't stop playing games because you grow old...you grow old because you stop playing games."

- Some wise man

 

:smile:

+1

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Late 50's here.  In order of time spent (most to least):

 

World of Warcraft (playing since beta in 2004)

Civ VI (playing Civ since the first in 1991)

Cities: Skylines

Endless Legend

Candy Crush (rofl!)

 

EDIT:  typos

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been using x-plane 10 over a year now,i was using p3d. other's include

planet coaster

trainz a new era, trainz 17 model railroad

farm simulator 2017.

grand theft auto v, not for the game itself, but for the police mod LCPDFR.

i use to play all the first person shooters like battlefield and call of duty.

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been using x-plane 10 over a year now,i was using p3d. other's include

planet coaster

trainz a new era, trainz 17 model railroad

farm simulator 2017.

grand theft auto v, not for the game itself, but for the police mod LCPDFR.

i use to play all the first person shooters like battlefield and call of duty.

 

 

I keep hearing about this police mod LCPDFR. I have GTA5 is this something I should really look into?

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I'm glad someone brought this topic up...I was also curious about this. Seems like everytime I get on my computer I hone in on P3D..,.

 

I guess there's only one way to blow off steam after a rough landing...World of Warships 

 

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